Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/5/16
From Press Release
Recently-graduated Lehigh men’s lacrosse defenseman Casey Eidenshink (La Salle) has been named a USILA Scholar All-American. Eidenshink is one of seven student-athletes from the Patriot League recognized with the honor. He becomes Lehigh’s ninth Scholar All-America honoree since the 2010 season, and 12th in school history.
All USILA Scholar All-Americans were nominated by their coach and must have senior year academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He must have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse, both on and off the field. All Scholar All-Americans must be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Each individual was evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Scholar All-America committee.
Eidenshink finished his career with an impressive 3.30 GPA as a finance major in a Lehigh program which was recently ranked No. 6 in the nation by USA Today. The Wyncote, Pennsylvania native was named an Academic All-Patriot League honoree for a second straight season in 2016 as he continued his success both on the field, and in the classroom.
Eidenshink was named a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award in February. He has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll on multiple occasions, also garnering the Faculty Athletics Council Award for a semester GPA over 3.2. He has been a member of Lehigh Lacrosse’s Academic Council, an internal initiative to help foster success in the classroom. The council’s responsibilities include: helping teammates with course selection, class schedules, time management, study skills and overall team academic progress. Eidenshink has garnered some impressive work experience within his major, including interning as Lincoln Investment Planning. He worked in the investment management and research department, working directly with managing directors while leading projects and assignments.
On the field, Eidenshink was one of three captain in 2016 and a leader of the Lehigh defense. A second team All-Patriot League honoree as a junior, he finished his senior campaign with 32 groundballs and nine caused turnovers, along with an assist. Eidenshink had five groundballs and two caused turnovers at No. 3 Duke and tallied four groundballs in consecutive games – vs. Colgate and at Army West Point.
He ended the season, and his career, by recording multiple groundballs in five of his last six games. He wrapped up his career with 115 groundballs and 49 caused turnovers. Eidenshink played in the USILA/Nike North-South Game, along with fellow senior captains Tripp Telesco and Reid Weber, posting four groundballs and two caused turnovers.